Two years jail for woman, 24, who stole $1.2M from employers

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Reshma Deoroop, 24, was on Monday sentenced to two years imprisonment for stealing $1.2M from her former employer, Tesouro Resources and Grey Wolf Resources.

Deoroop of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, was on trial before City Magistrate Rhondel Weever.

She had denied that between January 30, 2019, and April 14, 2020, at Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown, being employed as a clerk, she stole the sum of $1,200,897, property of her employers.

Attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat was the special prosecutor in the case.

The prosecution’s case is that Deoroop was an accounts clerk who was in charge of the petty cash system. As such, she was required to pay out cash when items were being purchased for the company.

However, it was found that there were no supporting documents for the payment vouchers she prepared; there were also no receipts from any of the companies the money was allegedly paid to, nor was there any purchase order.

The court heard that in September 2020, the company’s finance manager discovered the fraudulent transaction which resulted in a forensic audit. During the audit, several misappropriations were found.

Rahamat called a total of 12 witnesses during the trial.

On Monday, Magistrate Weever ruled that the prosecutor proved her case beyond reasonable doubt and found Deoroop guilty of the offence. Deoroop was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Deoroop is currently before City Magistrate Dylon Bess for allegedly stealing $50,000 from the same company. This case is still ongoing.

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